This minor is open to students of all majors who have an interest in working with young children in various settings, but does not lead to licensure. There is a demand for professionals in a variety of career settings who have the skills and knowledge to work with young children and their families. A minor in Early Childhood Studies allows students to develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to work with young children.
Students will learn about child development, culturally responsible practices, how to build relationships, work collaboratively with families and how to develop meaningful curricula for preschoolers. The minor culminates in a practicum-based internship where students work with young children and their families to demonstrate knowledge gained through the classroom.
*This is not a licensure program.